Worcester: We don’t need no stinkin’ fluoride

(Credit for the above title to Brendan)

There was an interesting article in the Globe about communities who don’t have their public water supply fluoridated.  There’s a ring around Boston that extends to as far west as Shrewsbury, full of pro-fluoridation towns and cities.  Once you hit Worcester, there are only a handful of towns past us that have fluoridated water.  (See this excellent map for a visual.)

I doubt the fluoridation situation will change in my lifetime, but if you or anyone you know needs dental care, and don’t have dental insurance (or an uncle who’s a dentist), Quinsigamond Community College runs a dental clinic during the academic year at pretty reasonable rates.

(Image: 41 teeth, 6 stacks, and 1 eye, a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 image from Brave Heart’s photostream)

3 thoughts on “Worcester: We don’t need no stinkin’ fluoride

  1. More than 3100 professionals (including over 280 dentists) urge the US Congress to stop water fluoridation citing scientific evidence that fluoridation, long promoted to fight tooth decay, is ineffective and has serious health risks. See statement: http://www.fluorideaction.org/statement.august.2007.html

    Also, eleven Environmental Protection Agency employee unions representing over 7000 environmental and public health professionals called for a moratorium on drinking water fluoridation programs across the country, and have asked EPA management to recognize fluoride as posing a serious risk of causing cancer in people.

    Approximately, 80 US communities rejected fluoridation since 2008. The CDC reports that 225 less communities adjusted for fluoride between 2006 and 2008.

    The Fluoride Action Network is working with Dr. Mercola to educate legislators about the health hazards associated with water fluoridation which isn’t revealed to them by those lobbying in favor of fluoridation: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2010/07/03/paul-connett-interview.aspx

    for more info http://www.FluorideAction.Net

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